Careers at MWCold

Up to $19 per hour with attendance incentive.

WORK AT MWCOLD

Founded in 1951, Merchandise Warehouse is recognized as a premier logistics provider of multi-temperature warehouse services in the Midwest.

WHAT’S GREAT AT MWCOLD?

Our work environment is a professional family atmosphere in a cold storage warehouse. Our company thrives on teamwork, a strong commitment to customer service and our community. At MW Cold, we are committed to providing a positive work environment to all our team members.

COMPREHENSIVE BENEFITS

Medical (PPO/ HDHP) and Vision (VSP)

401(k) with 4% Match (Vested 100%)

Critical Illness, Voluntary Life Insurance

Tuition Reimbursement – Up to $2500 per year

Wellness and Financial Coaching

Fitness Center

7 1/2 Paid Holidays

80 Hours of Earned Time Off in your 1st Year

Dental (High/ Low Plans)

Company Paid Life, AD&D, Short and Long-Term Disability

Wellness Incentive – $2080 Savings on Insurance Premiums

Corporate Chaplain

COMPETITIVE PAY

Attracting and keeping top talent is a high priority at Merchandise Warehouse.

We believe in a Pay for Performance culture that rewards our highest achievers. We also offer a $2,000.00 Sign-On / Retention Bonus and a $50.00 per week Perfect Attendance Program. Each team member has the opportunity for a 90-day increase and an annual increase based on their performance.

EMPLOYEE EVENTS

– Monthly Lunch Brought In
– Annual Christmas Party
– Cook-Outs
– Monthly Blast Meetings
– VOT (Voice of The Team) Committee
– Anniversary Milestone
(Framed Certificate and $250.00 for every 5 years of service.)

TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT

Robust 12 Week New Hire Training Program

MW Cold Leadership Academy –Monthly Leadership Training for all Team Leads, Supervisor, Managers, and Senior Leadership.

Career Development Program –Supporting our own Team Members Advancement

Tuition Reimbursement Program -$2,500.00 per year!

Mark Kaster
Safety & Training Manager

9 Years at MWCold

“I like working at Merchandise Warehouse because “I have found acceptance here and I can grow with the company – skies the limit. The family atmosphere is really big for me.” “Think Safe!”

Lisa Findley
Customer Service Representative

1 Year at MWCold

“MW Cold treats people as individuals. I have worked for large companies where you feel like a number. It’s nice when your CEO calls you by your first name. You feel like you are part of a Family.”

Mukhtar Ibrahim
Supervisor

13 Years at MWCold

“When I was a kid, I wondered what my first job would be? For me, this is my first job ever! MWCold means so much to me. I like the people I work with and I consider them family.”

MWCold Core Values

Respect

Integrity

Professionalism

As an MWCold Leader,
We Believe the Following

  1. We believe that we provide a family environment for our employees.
  2. We believe that all employees can find ACCEPTANCE, OPPORTUNITY, AND PURPOSE.
  3. We believe that Merchandise Warehouse will be recognized as the premiere logistics provider of multi-temperature warehouse services in the Midwest.
  4. We believe in Outreach Support for our Communities where we have warehouses.
  5. We believe in our Core Values and that all employees are treated with RESPECT, INTEGRITY, AND PROFESSIONALISM.
  6. We believe that employees support what they help create.
  7. We believe if you don’t measure it, you can’t manage it.
  8. We believe that success requires consistent follow through and accountability.
  9. We believe in on-going education and development of our employees.
  10. We believe in a diverse work environment that is safe, respectful, and inclusive for all MWCold Employees.

We Exist to Provide

  • Warehousing services for all customers
  • A family environment for our Team Members
  • Outreach support for our community

Operating Principals

  • People support what they help create
  • If you don’t measure, you can’t manage
  • Success requires consistent follow through and accountability

MWCold History

Merchandise Warehouse was started in April 1951 by Howard Foley. During the 1940’s Howard Foley worked as the General Manager of the Indianapolis Warehouse and gained warehousing experience handling accounts such as Frigidaire, GMC, Joseph E. Seagram & Sons, Crosley Corp and DuPont.

In 1951, Howard Foley decided to form Merchandise Warehouse by leasing facilities in Vallonia, Indiana, Anderson, Indiana, and Indianapolis.

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The MW Cold Beginning

1940’s

Howard Foley worked as the General Manager of the Indianapolis Warehouse and gained warehousing experience handling accounts such as Frigidaire, GMC, Joseph E. Seagram & Sons, Crosley Corp and DuPont.

1950 – 1960’s

Merchandise Warehouse was started in April 1951 by Howard Foley. In 1951, Howard Foley decided to form Merchandise Warehouse by leasing facilities in Vallonia, Indiana, Anderson, Indiana, and Indianapolis

In 1953, Howard Foley purchased land in Indianapolis and constructed a 50,000 sq. ft. of dry warehouse and office building.  Another 60,000 sq. ft. of dry warehouse space was added on in 1955.

Because of lack of cold storage space in 1959 and the early 1960’s, cooler and freezer rooms were built inside one of the warehouse rooms and as an addition to the facility, that served as the company’s first refrigerated warehouse space.

Realizing the on-going demand for refrigerated warehouse space in the early 1960’s, Howard Foley constructed a 10,000 sq. ft. freezer in 1964.

1970’s

Howard Foley served as the company’s president from 1951 until his death in 1972.

Donald Foley Sr., Howard’s son, took over the business in 1972 and quickly realized the potential for expansion in the refrigerated warehouse market.  In 1974, an 80,000 sq. ft. state of the art Freezer/cooler/temperature-controlled building was added on to the facility.   The company flourished in the 1970’s and 80’s by focusing on the food industry.

1980’s

In 1989 the company added an additional 117,000 of freezer space, this brought the total square footage to nearly 375,000 sq. ft.  

Third generation family-owned and operated warehousing business located in Indianapolis, Indiana providing cold storage warehousing solutions for our customers.

2000’s

The growth in the frozen food industry continued in the 2000’s.  In 2006, 40,000 sq. ft. of dry warehouse space was converted to a cooler to help meet the growing demand for refrigerated space.

In 2009, Tim Siddiq, Howard’s grandson, became the President and CEO.  The company soon found itself at capacity again for refrigerated space.

In 2015, the decision was made to demolish 80,000 sq. ft. of the original dry warehouse and build new 45 foot tall, 80,000 sq. ft. freezer.

August of 2016, Merchandise Warehouse opened a state-of the art freezer that included a radio shuttle pallet system, automated de-spacing, pallet wrapping and conveyors.

 The Present

In 2020, Tim Siddiq became the Chairman and COO, after promoting Tyler Carlson to President and CEO. Since 2009, Tim has grown the company business by over 400%.

Merchandise Warehouse currently offers over 560,000 square feet of strategically located, sprinklered, multi-temp space in 2 central Indiana locations offering inside rail, 53 doors, separate rooms, -20 capabilities, racked & bulk areas. We feature CCTV, EDI, WMS, RF scanners, a web portal with online, real-time access to activity reports, temperatures & climate monitoring

2021 – Merchandise Warehouse is looking at expanding outside of Indiana and growing in the Mid-West.

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